While, as Matthew noted at the end of the first round, the second round balloting in Colombia to determine the next president is largely “superfluous,” it will take place tomorrow. First round results can be found here.
For those who are interested despite the superfluousness of it all, here are a few bits of information:
* The second round ballot.
* The profile of Juan Manuel Santos of La U that I wrote for the first round.
* The profile of Antanas Mockus of the Partido Verde that I wrote for the first round.
* A partial analysis of the first round’s outcome: Mockus’ Unexpected Weakness.
* Some thoughts on the electoral constellations heading into the second round: Electoral Alliances in Colombia (and the Lack Thereof).
The Registraduría will have preliminary results as early as 4pm local time tomorrow (which corresponds to Central Daylight Time). El Tiempo reports that conclusive results will be available by 6pm: A las 6 de la tarde del próximo domingo se conocerá el nombre del nuevo Presidente.
I will have some analysis tomorrow at PoliBlog, I expect, and will either cross-post or link back here. Of course, the likelihood is that there won’t be all that much to say as the likelihood is a Santos landslide in the 60-65% range.